The water cycle is a process where water circulates through the earth's oceans, atmosphere, and land by evaporation going into the atmosphere, then precipitating (Rain, Snow, Hail) into rivers and lakes, and the returning to the ocean to go through the cycle again.
Chemical reactions: Evaporation of water changes into a water vapor in the atmosphere.
Inorganic Components: There is no carbon in water making it an inorganic compound
Humans impact the water cycle by polluting the water supply and causing bodies of waters to become polluted.
Sunset Moosehead Lake, Maine
The nitrogen cycle is when Nitrogen and other compounds are combined in the environment and living organisms.
Chemical reactions: Fixation, ( Ammonification(N2 - NH4+), Nitrification (NH4+ - NO3-), and Denitrification (NO3- - N2+N2O)
Inorganic components: Urea (Reactive)
Organic Component: Ammonia
Impact of humans by trying to increase the amount of nitrogen available in the ecosystem such as fossil fuels and Nitrogen-based Fertilizer.
Mount Kineo Moosehead Lake, Maine
The carbon cycle is a process where carbon compounds are combined in the environment such as photosynthesis, decaying dead organisms, or burning of fossil fuels.